Cottage with a modern twist in Landskrona

A Swedish psychologist told me that 40 years ago parents were giving their children names which would help them fit in. Today Swedish children's names are chosen to stand out. When I saw this home in the old quarter of Landskrona here in Southern Sweden it made me think of this. Stockholm architects Elding Oscarson have transformed this town house from a cottage to a 21st century home which certainly stands out from the crowd! 

Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman via Architonic

I absolutely love the interior which is designed around letting as much light in as possible with its large windows and open plan living. I especially love the window nook with cushions, the fab Scandinavian designer pieces, the mid century dining table and chairs and the nod to orange / apricot in every room.

Could you go for a 21st century facelift like this for your home and stand out from the rest?

PS thank you so much to my good friend Ullis for the tip, I hope your little one arrives soon :)


  1. Hiii

    This is so cool. That photo of the house fronts is fabulous. It just stands out so amazingly!

    Love the use of wire mesh around the place too.

    Trisha x

  2. Love this, would love to do this sadly the council's in London would never agree with planning permission, great that they are so forward thinking in Sweden. x

  3. Ya la conocía y me parece SUBLIME.
    Es preciosa.

  4. Beautiful! I could live there very very happily. The light it lets in is fantastic. x

  5. interior is lovely but architecture of exterior is not for me

  6. I love this, thanks for inspiring me, this house really stands out. Love to read about a person with a vision!
    Xo Caroline

  7. How fantastic! It looks like a lovely, light-filled place to relax with friends or a good book. I have to wonder what the neighbours think, though. Maybe they're planning renovations of their own. :)

  8. I love it. I love the separate office space in the back of the garden! I've seen the first picture before but never really knew the full story behind it. I bet the neighbors on either side of it aren't entirely pleased, though ;)

    1. That was exactly one of my first thoughts too, they must have been livid!

  9. Such a break!
    But so great.

  10. It looks fantastic! I love the all white.


  11. I love these kind of architecture that you completely dont expect in a certain place. great house!

  12. Saw this a while ago...and i freakin' love it. i want to live there. now. please.

  13. Oh my ! This is incredible :-) funny and brave ! love it !

  14. What a great house! It really sticks out from the neighbors, as you and Erin said they might not be pleased but the design is just marvelous. I would enjoy grabbing a book from the bookshelf surrounding the window seat and plunk down there to read or watch the neighbors pass by...

  15. Any thoughts on the source for the beautiful pink (wool?) blanket on that funky bed in the bedroom? It's beautiful! Adds soo much to a simple white room.

  16. the grey sofa is amazing!! where is it from?

  17. Wonderfully crisp and always interesting!

  18. Loving the inside all white my fav but shame the outside totally ruins the lovely old cottage look of the houses its between. Looks out of place.


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